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Around Here…..

Yeah, I know – nothing for months, then 3 posts in one day.  So is life.  Let’s try and catch up with what’s been going on since last November.


At the beginning of December we enjoyed unseasonably warm weather, so we took the opportunity to do some outdoor work.  We spent several days clearing vines and undergrowth from our fruit orchard, and began to fence the remaining parts of the perimeter of our property.  We also knocked down the wooden fence at the front of the property, pulled up the fence posts, and took down the 24398358912_597645d900_bheavy wooden gates.  I had chosen the cheap way out on the fence and used untreated pine boards, and landscape timbers for posts.  Most of the boards rotted, and about 1/4 of the landscape timbers were beginning to rot, and break off at ground level.  We replaced that fence with woven wire, and found a super deal on 2 metal gates.  It ended up looking quite nice.


We celebrated the 14th anniversary of Hannah’s birth a couple weeks later, along with some friends (Hi Marino family) from Michigan that God brought into our life.  We enjoyed the time together with them greatly, and hope to be able to get together again soon.  The children chat almost every night.


Due to a previous water leak, the children’s bathroom floor had to be torn up and replaced.  That was an 23918736622_50806cac29_ointeresting project.  I’ve ripped out walls, and replaced roofs; but this is the first time I’ve ever had to opportunity to redo a floor.  It came out better than I had hoped.


On a whim, one Saturday afternoon we drove down to Myrtle Beach State Park and walked on the beach for a few hours.


It was enjoyable, but once the sun went down it got cold quickly.

24513768226_e925e31fde_zNear the tail end of January, we got our first snow of the winter season.  It was mainly sleet; as it almost always is in our neck of the woods, but the children still had a good time playing in it for a while.  It even lasted 3-4 days before the majority of it melted away.



The boys and I spent several weekends gathering firewood for next year.  We were blessed with about 6 pickup loads of red oak; all we had to do was split it, and give half of it to the property owner.  He even loaned us his Monster Maul to split the enormous rounds – I’m planning on investing in one of these soon.


24724600861_63d8b4b43b_bWe’ve continued to have odd weather, thunderstorms and flooding in the early part of February.  Of course the seasons still come each year, but they always hold a bit of a surprise for us; I guess to keep us from getting bored.



That pretty much catches us up to date on life here in our world.  I hope all is well with everyone who happens across our little corner of the internet.  Let me leave you with some nice chocolate Pi…..24853358291_a0dbdf2890_b

Until next time…..

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  1. Antony
    March 9, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Loved the π. Do you think you could do an eggy flan for ‘e’ or a cupcake for ‘c’ ?  (Just kiddin’, great blog). T.

  2. March 9, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    Hi Antony – Thanks for stopping by. I’ll have to talk to Ian our baker-in-training about those requests. I’ll be more than happy to test them as well 🙂

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